North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, June 1, 2015

Staff Spotlight - Ben Rubin

We're excited to have Ben Rubin back on staff this summer. A native of Highland Park, IL, he has just finished up his senior year at Highland Park High School, where, besides going to school, he competes in debate and DECA (a business and marketing competition). Next year he will be heading to the University of Pennsylvania.

Ben will be returning for his eighth summer at camp, and his second on staff. At camp, he is a windsurfing and sailing instructor.

More about  Ben

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- Some music, a friend, and a sail boat.

What is your favorite spot at camp?
- Definitely the Council Ring on Friday nights.

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- Elon Musk and Paul Krugman

What is your favorite special program at camp?
- Espionage! Closely followed by the camp play and cruiser days.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
- I think I would really like to go to Italy and experience all of the culture and history (and eat a lot of really good food).

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook?
- Butterfinger. Nobody knows what's in it, but is sure is good.

How has camp impacted you?
- Camp has introduced me to so many of my lifelong friends and has really pushed me out of my comfort zone. It has also made me a much more caring and responsible person and has always encouraged me to be myself.